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PUBLIC SERVICES

OF

HORATIO SEYMOUR:

TOGETHER WITH A

COMPLETE AND AUTHENTIC LIFE

OF

FRANCIS P. BLAIR, JR.

BY

JAMES D. MCCABE, JR.

NEW YORK:

UNITED STATES PUBLISHING COMPANY, 411 BROOME STREET.

CINCINNATI, O.; CHICAGO, ILL.; ST. LOUIS, MO.; ATLANTA, GA.
JONES BROTHERS & CO.

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.: H. H. BANCROFT & CO.

1868,

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by

JOHN F. TROW,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

THE TROW & SMITH BOOK MANUFACTURING COMPANY 46, 48 & 50 Greene Street, N, Y.

TO THOSE

WHO LOVE CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY,

THESE HISTORIES

OF

THEIR BRAVEST DEFENDERS

ARE DEDICATED.

PREFACE.

WHEN a citizen of the Republic is presented to the people for election by them to the highest public posi tion in their gift, it is eminently proper that they should know the events of his previous life, in order that they may be enabled to form from them an intelligent opinion as to his qualifications for the position to which he aspires. Especially is it important that they should have this knowledge when it is proposed to place him at the head of the nation in a time like the present, when the country, almost on the brink of ruin, requires in its Chief Magistrate not only personal purity and political integrity, but also the highest and most profound wisdom, and the greatest and most unwavering firmness,-a wisdom which shall foresee and provide against the dangers which threaten our institutions and prosperity, and a firmness which, resisting all the temptations of a selfish ambition, shall keep the Republic true to itself and to its God-given mission.

The author believes that the Democratic party have presented such a man to the suffrages of the

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